Archive for the ‘Disease’ Category

Questions and Answers About Cancer - Part 2

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 1,867 views

Every tumor is cancer? No. Not every tumor is cancer. The word corresponds to an increase in tumor volume observed in any part of the body. When the tumor occurs by growth of cells, it is called cancer - which can be benign or malignant. Unlike cancer that is malignant, ...

Questions and Answers About Cancer - Part 1

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 1,997 views

What is cancer? Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by loss of control of cell division and the ability to invade other organic structures.

Scientific discovery could lead to vaccine for melioidosis

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 2,059 views

A scientific discovery may lead to production of a vaccine against melioidosis, deadly tropical disease that infects millions of people worldwide. The study appears in the journal "Science" on Friday. An international team of scientists showed how a toxin produced by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei (known as Whitmore's bacillus), destroys ...

Leptospirosis: Why Avoiding Contact with Rats?

Monday, September 27th, 2010 3,750 views

Leptospirosis', also called Mal de Adolf Weil, is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals and can be fatal. It was classified in 1907, thanks to a post mortem examination performed on a sample of kidney infection, but the disease has been identified in 1886 by German pathologist Adolf ...